[Win32utils-devel] Unraveling a FAR*

Berger, Daniel Daniel.Berger at qwest.com
Tue Jun 10 10:55:40 EDT 2008

Hi all,

Just looking over fole_s_connect() in win32ole.c and I noticed this bit:

hr = CLSIDFromProgID(pBuf, &clsid);
hr = GetActiveObject(&clsid, 0, &pUnknown);
hr = pUnknown->lpVtbl->QueryInterface(
   (void **)&pDispatch

Using win32-api, that would be something like:

IID_IUnknown = [0,0,0,192,0,0,0,0,0,0,70].pack('ISSCCCCCCCC')

clsid   = 0.chr * 16
unknown = 0.chr * IID_IUnknown.size

hr = CLSIDFromProgID(multi_to_wide(server), clsid)
GetActiveObject(clsid, nil, unknown)

And here is where I'm stuck. How do I unravel a pointer to a struct and
then call a function on it? What is the equivalent of
pUnknown->lpVtbl->QueryInterface() ?

BTW, the prototype for GetActiveObject is:

HRESULT GetActiveObject(  
  REFCLSID  rclsid,       
  void FAR*  pvReserved,  
  IUnknown FAR* FAR*  ppunk  



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